A note from ACMF on March 16, 2020:

Late last week, it became clear that it would not be possible to hold the Statewide Symposium in April as planned. Over the weekend, the CDC guidance on not holding large gatherings confirmed this decision.

We know this is an important event to our military and veteran community and our ACMF and event planning team enjoys providing this opportunity for connection and shared learning every year. We will be exploring options for rescheduling the Symposium as possible and will be in contact to issue refunds.

Please know that we are working with our Be Connected partners to ensure as much continuity of service as possible to service members, veterans, family members and helpers statewide. You can reach the Be Connected team at or 1-866-4AZ-VETS (429-8387). We especially encourage you to reach out about any vulnerable veterans and family members who may need help during this challenging time.

Our ACMF team remains available by phone and email to our community as well. Please contact us if you have any questions or need anything going forward.

Stay safe and stay in touch.


The Coalition and our public & private sector planning partners are pleased to present the

11th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans, & Their Families


April 15 & 16, 2020



The annual symposium features breakout sessions, keynote speakers, exhibitors, and networking opportunities focused on providing knowledge, skills, and tools to serve and support the military and veteran community.


  • 2 Days of Programming and 11 Tracks: All programming is focused on increasing knowledge, skills & abilities for serving and supporting the military, veteran and family population.
  • General Sessions: Learn about key statewide initiatives and hear directly from leaders in our military and veteran community.
  • Networking: Representatives from the military, government, and community in attendance. Our networking reception at the end of day one includes refreshments, music and gift basket giveaways.
  • Exhibitor Fair: 40+ programs and resources to assist service members, veterans and their families.
  • Continuing Education Units: CEUs provided for a variety of disciplines (see below for details).
  • New this year! We will have an smartphone event app for viewing the agenda and connecting to your fellow attendees.



(Please note that the agenda, topics and speakers are subject to change. The most current agenda will be posted here.)





All attendees can request a certificate of attendance or continuing education credits at no additional cost by completing a request after the event. Please visit the CEU table at the event to register each day and then submit the online request after the event.

If you have questions about continuing education, please contact Empowerment Systems at or call 480-367-6937 x 100.

We plan to offer CEUs for the following disciplines (subject to change):

  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Counselors
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE)


Thanks to the support of our partners and sponsors, full and partial scholarships are available to offset the cost of registration for those who would not otherwise be able to attend and to those traveling from outside of Central Arizona that would experience financial hardship.

To request a scholarship, please complete the form:

Please wait to register for the event until you hear from our team. A special link will be provided.


Discount links for 25% off will be sent to all partners, employers, and navigators in January. If you don’t receive your link via email, please contact us at or 602-753-8802.

Discounts are also available for groups of 3+ and 8+ registering from the same organization.


If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the Symposium, please contact or 602-753-8802 for more information.

Please note that exhibitor registration is separate from participant registration and must be confirmed in advance.


Desert Willow Conference Center is located south of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. Hotels near the airport, especially on the south side, will be in close proximity to the Symposium.

The Coalition does not have a specific room block available at any of the hotels listed below, however, the Homewood Suites and Courtyard may offer a special rate for attendees of conference center events.

Nearby hotels include:


  • Please note cancellation requests for refunds must be received by 3/24/20. Please send your request to Registrations may be transferred to another individual at any time.
  • For special accommodations, including dietary restrictions, please email or call 602-753-8802 by 4/1/20.

Symposium Archive

For information on earlier Symposiums, visit the event archive page to view overviews for each event.